Courtney R. Wise named finalist for Young Professional of the Year

Courtney R. Wise, MSG
Courtney R. Wise, MSG

CONGRATULATIONS to Courtney R. Wise, MSG, Executive Director of Take Care Advisor, for being named as one of three finalists for the The Frank G. Berlin, Sr. Small Business “Young Professional of the Year” award.

This program was established to honor greater Sarasota’s small business entrepreneurs. Congrats to all of the finalists: Elise Lipoff, Frank Maggio, and Courtney Wise. Click here to see the complete list of finalists.

Since 1921, The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce has been serving nearly 1,800 members, of which an overwhelming majority are designated as small businesses. It is important for the small businesses within our community to have a voice.

Take Care Advisor and Take Care Private Duty Home Health Care are proud members of the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce. In addition, Courtney is a member of the Young Professional Group. Courtney supports the Young Professional Group by participating in various committees such as the volunteer committee. Not only is Courtney a strong business leader, she also believes in the importance of giving back to the local community, especially through volunteering. Outside of YPG, Courtney is a Big Sister in the local Big Brothers Big Sisters program, reinforcing her mentoring efforts.

In 2009, Courtney was recognized by Biz941 as one of 25 “People to Watch.”

Courtney received a Master of Science in Gerontology degree from the University of Southern California’s Davis School of Gerontology in Los Angeles, California. She previously worked for the L.I.F.E. Program and completed field work by providing information, referrals, and care management services for older adults at the Freda Mohr Multipurpose Senior Center in the Fairfax District of Los Angeles.

Courtney formerly worked for a private duty geriatric care management company in Pasadena, California assessing client needs in conjunction with clients and/or family, physicians, and ancillary health care providers. Prior to her graduate studies at USC, Courtney graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and a minor in Gerontology. Courtney grew up in Sarasota, Florida and moved back from Los Angeles to join the Take Care Advisor team.

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